Marcus B. Nash

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Marcus B. Nash
First Quorum of the Seventy
April 1, 2006 (2006-04-01)
Called byGordon B. Hinckley
Personal details
BornMarcus Bell Nash
(1957-03-26) March 26, 1957 (age 61)
Seattle, Washington, United States

Marcus Bell Nash (born March 26, 1957) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 2006.


Nash grew up in the Seattle area and was raised as a Latter-day Saint. As a young man, he served as a missionary in the church's El Salvador San Salvador Mission. In 1979, he married Shelley Hatch in the Salt Lake Temple. They knew each other growing up, having lived in the same neighborhood since Nash was about eight years old. They are the parents of five children.

Nash worked on the construction of the Seattle Washington Temple during the summer of 1979. He received a bachelor's degree in international relations and a law degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Since then, he has been an attorney and partner in the law firm of Stafford, Fray, Cooper.

In the LDS Church, Nash has served as a bishop, elders quorum president, president of the Lynnwood Washington Stake (1991[1] to 2001[2]) and as an area seventy (2001 to 2006).

In April 2006, Nash became a general authority and member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. Nash served first as a counselor and then as president of the church's South America West Area. He also served as president of the South America Northwest Area. Beginning in 2011, he assists in administration of the North America Northeast Area and as Assistant Executive Director of the Church History Department.[citation needed]


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